With generous funding support from the European Commission's Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid department (ECHO), IOM began distributing Emergency Shelters and Non-Food items to 1,000 vulnerable families (4,500 individuals) with the assistance of Humanitarian Aid Commission (HAC) in Shangel Tobay IDP camps, North Darfur. The distribution came as a result of an assessment carried out by the IOM DTM/ESNFI team in coordination with Dar El Salam Development Association that lasted from 26th to 28th of January. The families were selected based on their vulnerability and included unaccompanied elders, people with special needs, single females and single parents many of which were protracted IDPs.
IOM Distributes Emergency Shelters and Non-Food items to 1,000 families in Shangel Tobay, North Darfur
Sudan Independent Film Festival Jury Award Given to One of the Participants from IOM funded Intiqal Filming Workshop
The short film Hussein Richard directed by Maher Hassan and supervised by Imad Mabrook was presented with the Jury Award at the Sudan Independent Film Festival. The short film was one of five films produced during the 3 week “Intiqal” workshop funded by the IOM Sudan and facilitated by Sudan Film Factory which brought together Sudanese Journalists and migrants from various countries to collaborate in telling stories of migration and the experiences of migrants.
IOM Sudan Showcases the Migrant Resource and Response Centre to the Norwegian Minister of Immigration and Integration
9th January 2018, IOM Sudan hosted the visit of H.E. Sylvi Listhaug, the Norwegian Minister of Immigration and Integration, to IOM Migrant Resource and Response Centre (MRRC) in Khartoum. In addition to a briefing on the MRRC, the Minister was introduced to the service flow at the MRRC through a tour around the centre, observed the MRRC team at work, and interacted with the MRRC staff and beneficiaries. The Minister was particularly interested to learn about the coordination between the MRRC and government institutions in the provision of services to migrants; the work of the MRRC outreach and medical teams, as well as the possibilities available for migrants to find employment in Sudan.
Five Short Films Created By Migrants and Sudanese Journalists
IOM Sudan supported the Sudan Film Factory in conducting a three week filmmaking workshop held in November 18th for 20 Sudanese journalists and migrants to produce 5 short films about migration. The workshop introduced character building in films, developing personal memoirs, and the transition to the production stages, along with preparing all the participants to write and direct their own films. Participants were given the technical skills to create films that capture their personal journeys and the messages on migration that they wish to share. The final 5 films were screened in Khartoum, Nyala and Karmakol to mark this year’s International Migrants Day.
The Norwegian Ministry of Justice and Public Security Signs a 4.3 Million NOK Agreement to Renew its Support to IOM’s Migrant Resource and Response Center in Sudan
December 19th 2017, Khartoum, Sudan- The Norwegian Ministry of Justice and Public Security and IOM, the UN Migration Agency signed a 4,300,000 NOK (526, 058 USD) Agreement to fund the one year Phase IV of the "Enhancing Protection and Improving Knowledge on the Risks of Irregular Migration in Sudan" Project. This Project will continue to contribute to enhancing the protection of migrants by increasing their access to services and promoting alternatives to irregular migration. IOM has been working on this Project with the generous funding support of the Norwegian Ministry of Justice and Public Security for over three years now. This Agreement marks the fourth Phase of the Project that is implemented through the Migrant Resource and Response Centre (MRRC), established under the project in 2015 in Khartoum, a transit city for mixed migration flows.
Voices from Sudan
Addressing Acute Watery Diarrhea in South Kordofan
Teia and his family were living in Safya, a village in South Kordofan, with little access to basic services such as medicine, food or safe water. When his two-year-old daughter died from acute malnutrition due to the harsh living conditions, Teia decided that it was time to find a better place to raise his eight children, five girls and three boys.
Finding Peace and a Place to Talk- the Story of a Victim of Trafficking
“When organizations try to help people like us, they think that all we need is food and shelter, but what I found in the MRRC is a place to talk. A place where I can finally tell someone about the terrible things I have been through,” stated Aster when asked what she thought of the services provided by the IOM Migrant Resource and Response Center in Khartoum, Sudan.
From football star to begging on the streets of Khartoum
“The word dream is a big word…it is a word that means so much to every one of us. I dream of being a superstar, I know that I have talents and I want to show the world these talents.” Christen dreams of becoming an international football player. Originally from Nigeria, the 24 year old travelled to South America and Europe as part of a Nigerian football team.